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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,439 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am fuel system problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 272008

Grand Am

  • 84,000 miles


I purchased a used 2001 Grand Am GT in Sept 08 and the car runs great but it is hard to start sometimes. It also gets about 15mpg in town. I have check the plugs, wires and tank. This is not something that the dealer would even consider checking.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #5

Sep 282001

Grand Am

  • miles
The very same problems/issues are occurring with/in my 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I am the only owner of my vehicle and have experienced every single issue others have wrote about. From the security issue to the driver side seat not moving at all..... GM really needs to research/investigate these matters and place re-calls on all of them asap. This is a very serious matter and apparently they are overlooking this completely.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 082006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well I've called and talked to the dealership that is located in lexington, ky (paul miller Ford). I have talked to the sale's man that have sold this car to me that I'm having problems with that I have only been having for about three weeks now. Talked to him and he told me that their wasn't nothing to be done at all... in other words there is nothing we can do for you. When I got this car they have told me that it's been checked out and there wasn't nothing wrong with it and also that a older lady had it already maintained before we got the car. The problem with the car is that it wont start when it's cold, brakes make some time of funny noise, turn the air up to level 3 for it to come on, security light is coming on, it's eating up gas really bad. I'm hoping that someone can help me then tell some bull and find a problem to my solution. Also, I have a warranty on the car that I'm having problems with and I work. I'm in risk of loosening my job over this matter. No money, no car payment and no job!

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 212006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle intermittently stalled, without warning, while driving 70-75mph. The vehicle restarted after waiting about five minutes. Also, the fuel gauge showed an inaccurate reading and no more than seven dollars of gasoline can be pumped into the tank before the pump shuts off. The vehicle was seen by the service dealer who was unable to duplicate or diagnose the problem.

- Vian, OK, USA

problem #2

Oct 182005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,632 miles
When trying to start the car it will not start and the security light is lit. A reset procedure is required that takes over 10 minutes. This has happened many times and makes the vehicle useless for emergencies. The first time this happened they replaced the fuel pump and the fuel filter at quite some expense to me.

- Winnebago, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 202005

Grand Am

  • miles
Smelled gasoline immediately after cranking car and continously while driving car. Gasoline smell became worse despite windows being rolled down, choking condition. Took car into local shop and they said fuel regulator was pouring gasoline out.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

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